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De-rezz




<jargon> /dee-rez'/ (Or "derez") "de-resolve" via the film "Tron".

1. To disappear or dissolve; the image that goes with it is of an object breaking up into raster lines and static and then dissolving.

Occasionally used of a person who seems to have suddenly "fuzzed out" mentally rather than physically. Usage: extremely silly, also rare.

This verb was actually invented as *fictional* hacker jargon, and adopted in a spirit of irony by real hackers years after the fact.

2. The Macintosh resource decompiler.

On a Macintosh, many program structures (including the code itself) are managed in small segments of the program file known as "resources"; "Rez" and "DeRez" are a pair of utilities for compiling and decompiling resource files.

Thus, decompiling a resource is "derezzing".

Usage: very common.

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